Movies like Machete

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Machete (2010)
 6.6
 178K
Machete (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Style: stylized, humorous, not serious, rough, realistic, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful, bad taste humour, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: machete, mercenary, betrayal, corruption, gory, political corruption, priest, vengeance, senator, sniper, drug lord, nurse, gunfight, machismo, racial slur, parody, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, hotshot hero, immigrants, latinx lead, illegal immigration, politician, violence spree, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, mexico

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Most similar movies to Machete

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, rough and exciting films with plots about revenge, murder, death, crimes, gunfight, brutality and violence mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Machete: Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Shoot 'Em Up (2007), The Equalizer (2014), El Mariachi (1992), The Raid 2 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 67K
Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, stylized, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, white house, machete, gory, nuclear threat, space station, mercenary, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, hotshot hero, nuclear missile, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, washington d.c., arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: epic, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, cia, corruption, hitman, vengeance, assassination attempt, political corruption, one last job, drug lord, president, musician, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 138K
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
Style: stylized, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, prostitute, chase, violence, deadly, heroes, heavy metal, blood, gunfight, baby, one man army, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 279K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, righting the wronged, corruption, tough heroes, lone hero, vigilantism, heroes, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 57K
El Mariachi (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, small town, hitman, on the run, crime, danger, drug lord, loss of loved one, singer, musician, anti heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 100K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, warrior, martial arts, violence, one man army, rivalry, prison, organized crime, gunfight, police, outnumbered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 154K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: stylized, dark humor, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, hitman, drug lord, loss of loved one, revenge, fighting crime, brutality, assassination attempt, explosion, bartender, guitar, ambush ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 398K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, revenge, assassin, violence, dog, righteous rage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 5K
Kite (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, young heroes, girls with guns, vigilantism, tough girl, female killer, haunted by the past, betrayal, organized crime, woman kills a man ...
Time: near future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 5K
Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: suspense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, vengeance, cia, revenge, chase, traitor, tough heroes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, one man army, gangsters, gory, crimes, rivalry, gang, save the day, danger, deadly, heroes, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 115K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, secret society, violence, chase, desert, assassination, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, london, middle east, mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, danger, bullet, deadly, criminal heroes, violence spree, chases and races, crimes, mob, spiral staircase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slavery, human trafficking, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, vengeance, crime, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, usa, bangkok thailand, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, cia, undercover, drugs/alcohol, hitman, agent, retired, save the day, tough heroes, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, chechnya, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 54K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, brutality, drug cartel, bribe, swat team, strip club, drug addict, crime scene, hostage, police investigation, gory, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 79K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, martial arts, fbi, hitman, revenge, stripper, presumed dead, sniper, loss of friend, horse, crime, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 3K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, special agents, fighting crime, one man army, undercover cop, mafia, revenge, paranoia, betrayal, undercover, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, revenge, sunglasses, one man army, sniper, on the run, drug lord, uzi, chinatown, police raid, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 2K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, organized crime, chase, vengeance, bail bondsman, partners against crime, track down, crime, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: dark humor, talky, stylized, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, master warrior, betrayal, death, pride and honor, journey, katana, mentor, gory, dishonesty, heroine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, heroes, neo noir, vengeance, murder, dominatrix, betrayal, urban, crime, neo-noir, twins, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, unlikely partners, vigilantism, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 4K
The Package (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, crimes, stylized violence, uzi, shot through a wall, face mask ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 93K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, mafia, protector, gunfight, on the run, kidnapping, lone wolves, car chase, chase, mentor, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 129K
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, swat, siege, police brutality, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, master criminal, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, basic training, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: dark humor, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, martial arts, danger, journey, master warrior, mentor, organized crime, one man army, squad, swords and armor, team, pride and honor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, japan, pasadena california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 166K
Grindhouse (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, car chase, serial killer, cannibalism, supernatural, scientist, gory, slasher, exploitation, killer, psychopath, friendship ...
Time: year 2007
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, austin texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 234K
Fast & Furious (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, chase, gang, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, buddies, fighting crime, track down, friends, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 176K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, bank robbery, money, betrayal, heist, corruption, undercover agent, cia, organized crime, investigation, on the run, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%